Piracy not an issue after one year of selling DRM-free ebooks, says Tor Books


After nearly a year of selling ebooks free of DRM copy protection, Macmillan subsidiary Tor Books UK said that it has seen no increase in piracy on any of its properties. The company’s editorial director elaborated in an extensive reflection on the decision earlier this week, writing, “The move has been a hugely positive one for us, […] we’re still pleased that we took this step.” The science fiction and fantasy publisher officially made the change last July alongside its American sister company, noting that their audiences were too technically savvy to be forced to deal with the limitations of DRM.

Though Tor Books UK’s editorial director noted that the decision was met with significant support by its authors and customers, it…

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